The state of California says it will cost $20,000 and take two years to export basic data on child care inspections. The majority of states already make these public reports available online, but California has no plans to do so.
How does the space that you’re making music in change the sound of the music? French drummer Julien Audigier, Audio Zero, and Wikidrummers put this video together to demonstrate the “natural echoes and decay patterns” of drums in different environments. No artificial reverb added.
via The Awesomer.
Why does the full moon look larger when it’s near the horizon than when it’s high up in the sky? For generations, astronomers, psychologists, brain researchers, and many others have hypothesized about this effect, and yet there still doesn’t seem to be a definitive answer.
Previously on this intriguing topic: The Moon Illusion with ASAP Science.
The Tennessee Government has already brought drivers’ licence registration into the 21st century by using self-service iPads for renewals. Now South Carolina may introduce electronic licence plates that use electronic ink to signal when a car is stolen, suspended or uninsured. READ MORE…
The innovation in government bug is spreading!
Founded in 1853, Steinway & Sons has been building award-winning, hand-crafted pianos for 160 years, so clearly they know how it’s done. In The Making of a Steinway, they share the extraordinary, year-long process. From Open Culture:
Several decades ago, John H. Steinway (the great-grandson of Henry E. Steinway) narrated an audio tour of the New York factory, where he described the generations-old process of making a Steinway grand piano. In 2011 Ben Niles, the producer behind the documentary film Note by Note, synced the audio tour with present-day footage of the Steinway factory…
I’ve mentioned before that I wish that we had a how things are made video for every musical instrument. This is a brilliant addition to the ones we’ve collected so far: violin, cymbals, steel drum, and flamenco guitar.
via Open Culture.